"How is that young lady of yours?" Wilson asked as the driver maneuvered the car into the heavy traffic headed for Homeport.
"Cynthia? She's fine, sir." Drake gestured at the overnight bag. "I was hoping for a chance to see her this trip."
Some unidentifiable emotion flashed across Wilson's features. "Sorry, Captain, but you won't be on the ground that long."
I assumed Cynthia was Drake's wife, but I am now halfway through the book, and he seems to be developing a love-interest in another woman. I did a text search of the book and its sequels, but Cynthia is never mentioned again. Also, there seems to be no mention of this problem on the Internet.
So, who is Cynthia? Do we find out later in the book (perhaps by a different name?) Or was that passage just a huge glaring oversight by the author that somehow no one has ever noticed before?